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How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC

How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:34 PM

A useful source for content curation.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:37 AM

Curate and scoop it- this one shows you how to curate  effectively

Christoph Meier's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:38 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.

 

This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:

 

1. Why Do We Need Curators

 

2. What Is Digital Curation

 

3. Aggregation vs. Curation

 

4. It's All About Audience

 

5. How Do We Find Valuable Content

 

6. How Do You Decide What To Curate

 

7. Curation Tools

 

8. Contributions from participants

 

If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.

 

DCurate MOOC sign-up: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/  ;


See also: http://sco.lt/99a09Z ;

 

 

Free to use.

 

Explore the guidemap: http://bit.ly/digitalcuratorguidemap ;

 

See also: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide ;

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Overcome Short Attention Spans with Micro-content

Overcome Short Attention Spans with Micro-content | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

[Good Tips for your Content Strategy] Whether we are creating or curating content to share, these 5 tips will help you get better results. Great example of how to re-purpose content for the specific platform in a easy way that doesn't take too much time!What can your advertising do in 10 seconds? Not a whole lot, you might think. But after a study from University of Hamburg and University of Hannover


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Beth Kanter's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:32 AM

[Good Tips for your Content Strategy] Whether we are creating or curating content to share, these 5 tips will help you get better results. Great example of how to re-purpose content for the specific platform in a easy way that doesn't take too much time! 


1.  Embrace Images/Keep it Short on Social Media Channels

2.  Make it Stackable for "multiscreen consumers"

3.  Don't skimp on copy writing

4.  Play to your platform and audience

5.  Make the connection

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Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection -- over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube.

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How to Create an Online Tutorials Website with WordPress | Responsive Design Blog

How to Create an Online Tutorials Website with WordPress | Responsive Design Blog | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
How to create a online tricks and tutorials style magazine website with wordpress. Do you want to build a Magazine style resources and online tutorials

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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?

 

I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the right way.

 

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that?

 

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


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Carol Isakson's curator insight, April 21, 2014 8:30 AM

Handy starting point

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:07 PM

Interesting. I have to disagree with blog length - 1600 words (about a 7-minute read) might be good for SEO, but it's a long time to expect readers to stay with you. Respect their time and keep it short

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a truly useful resource!

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UCD spin-out Oxymem wins Innovation of the Year award - Irish Times

UCD spin-out Oxymem wins Innovation of the Year award - Irish Times | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
UCD spin-out Oxymem wins Innovation of the Year award Irish Times Taoiseach Enda Kenny presents The Irish Times/InterTradeIreland Innovation Award to Eoin Casey and Wayne Byrne of Oxymem, the overall winners of The Irish Times/InterTradeIreland...
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Create Engaging Content in an Era of Content Overload: 8 Tips • InboundWriter

Create Engaging Content in an Era of Content Overload: 8 Tips • InboundWriter | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

Content overload is causing content marketers to become the victims of their own successes. Here are 8 ways to develop new and engaging content.

1. Put someone in charge.

2. Think editorial, not filler.

3. Do your homework.

4. Tell a story.

5. Take a break.

6. Treat each piece of content as a new project.

7. Be exclusive.

8. Don’t be afraid to fail.

 
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Marilyn Moran's curator insight, April 11, 2014 7:43 PM

Love this! Perfect bits of advice on how to approach content creation.

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Open Innovation Challenges: Lessons from Open Innovation Experiences

Open Innovation Challenges: Lessons from Open Innovation Experiences | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
Open innovation strategies can have big benefits to your organization. But getting these projects off the ground comes with some challenges.

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 7, 2014 11:22 AM

We've been analyzing the data from millions of curated pieces and looked at:

- Content curation traffic sources: Search vs Social

- Which social networks bring the most traffic? The best traffic?

- How often should you publish content?

- How's content quality impacting traffic?

- mobile vs desktop

- Social graph vs interest graph

... and what take aways this meant for content curators. 


Enjoy!


And tell us what you think: does it match your own experience?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:49 AM

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

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Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us.

Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us. | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. It is a gold mine of data regarding what content is the most shared across any topic. Cha-Chin

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If you're doing any type of content creation for the web, this post is a gold mine of useful tips

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Ditch the 10000 hour rule! Why Malcolm Gladwell's famous advice falls short

Ditch the 10000 hour rule! Why Malcolm Gladwell's famous advice falls short | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

Ditch the 10000 hour rule!  Why Malcolm Gladwell's famous advice falls short.  It appears that embedding new learning in long-term memory requires a process of consolidation, in which memory traces (the brain's representations of the new...

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Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic

Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
At the Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic you will find crucial Google Tips and Tricks for conducting Online Research.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:24 PM

This is a good infographic to add to your teaching and learning environment.

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:53 PM

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carldowse's curator insight, May 27, 2014 4:17 AM

Very useful productivity tips for teachers and learners

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Content Discovery Tools by Robin Good | ZEEF

Where do you find new valuable content for your area of interest? Here a few selected tools that can help you out.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:08 PM

Robin Good's updated list of content curation tools for discovery.   I like the platform he is using now - ZEEF and its' ability to create short lists organized on one page and with the option for sharing or feedback from visitors.    

Robin Good's comment, April 20, 2014 3:47 AM
Thank you Beth, much appreciated and happy to see you like the ZEEF format.
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Content Marketing Tools: The Ultimate List - Curata Blog

Content Marketing Tools: The Ultimate List - Curata Blog | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

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awesome summary of content marketing strategy areas


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'Blood moon' will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse

'Blood moon' will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday that will turn the moon a luscious reddish orange. There will be four such "blood moons" within a year's time. (The 'Blood moon' will be a sight to behold.
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10 Reasons Visual Content Dominates 2014 - The Wishpond Blog

10 Reasons Visual Content Dominates 2014 - The Wishpond Blog | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it

10 Reasons Visual Content will Dominate 2014 What marketing strategies will we focus on in 2014? What will we leave behind? This article takes a look at the rise of visual content - and why 2014 will dominate in 2014:

1. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

2. Videos on landing pages increase average page conversion rates by 86%.

3. Visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. It’s easily sharable and easily palatable.

4. Businesses who market with infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those who don’t.

5. Posts with visuals receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without.

6. 60% of consumers are more likely to click on a business whose images appear in search results.

7. Clear, detailed images carry more weight than product information or customer ratings say 67% of consumers.

8. Visuals show your products without telling people about them. This allows viewers to make their own decisions without feeling pressure from your business.

9. Visuals express ideas quickly - in a snapshot. This breaks through the overwhelming clutter of online content.

10. Visuals are becoming easier and easier to create as photo editing tools become more accessible


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Lynn Pineda's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:25 PM

All I can say, is thank goodness for Visuals in content!  I've always been a visual person being a visual learner. Information is easier to retain and comprehend when visuals are employed as it pulls you in.


The article's statistics further supports the importance of visuals. I love visuals!

mjboyce's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:17 PM

see?

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:15 AM

10 Razones por las que los contenidos visuales dominarán el 2014

 

¿En qué estrategias de marketing nos vamos a centrar en el 2014? ¿Qué vamos a dejar atrás?

 

Este artículo echa un vistazo al ascenso del contenido visual y por qué 2014 será el año de los elementos visuales.

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13 Things You Can Do With The Galaxy S5 That You Can't Do With The iPhone 5S

13 Things You Can Do With The Galaxy S5 That You Can't Do With The iPhone 5S | Making Science Fiction Reality | Scoop.it
"Anything you can do I can do better."

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